Goal Line Technology...Why Are We Even Debating This?
June 21, 2012, 1:06 p.m.
This time the English benefited from what appeared to be the wrong call in their group game against the Ukraine. Terry cleared what appeared to be a goal off the "line" preserving the English 1-0 lead at the time.
Over or on the line??
The most powerful and corrupt man in football -
- seems to have finally come around and called for goal line technology. Well it is about time! I have to disagree with UEFA president...and one of my all time favorite players...Platini who seems stubbornly against introducing the technology. Platini seems to think this is a slippery slope and technology will play a greater role in the game.
I strongly disagree. Every other major sport has some technology to aide the officials -
NFL replays that coaches have a limited number of appeals for.
NBA officials use replay on tight calls - such as out of bounds
MLB leverages replay to determine home runs
NHL uses replay for goal calls
Rugby goes to a tv replay for tries
Tennis for an in our out call
I agree that technology needed not be used to see if someone dove, or if someone was off side...but goal line ...